Tuesday, June 9, 2009

People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks

Based on the global journey (from Spain to Bosnia) of a real book, the Sarajevo Haggadah, this novel follows the intriguing investigations of a book conservator, Dr. Hanna Heath. The initial chapter introduces Hanna in Sarajeva in 1996. The subsequent chapters are flashbacks which tell the reader about people and events as far back as the year 1480. I think the book is well written and an intriguing and plausible fictionalized account of the book’s journey.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PR9619.3.B7153 P46 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Nancy Gregory, Secretary, Office of the Dean, Argyros School of Business and Economics
Rating: Recommended

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